Archive for April 13th, 2011

YahooFinance (AP): Gov’t orders 14 lenders to reimburse homeowners

14 lenders and 2 servicers to reimburse homeowners who were incorrectly foreclosed upon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Wednesday ordered 16 of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders and servicers to reimburse homeowners who were improperly foreclosed upon.

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09:47 PM PDT on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

The days appear to be numbered for Riverside County’s planned regional jail in Whitewater, despite years of effort and an investment that already has topped $22 million.

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The Sun: Jury orders San Bernardino to pay $2 million

Mentally disabled man died in police custody
Melissa Pinion-Whitt and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 04/12/2011 09:18:00 PM PDT

A federal jury in Los Angeles has awarded $2 million to the family of a mentally disabled man who died in 2009 while in custody of San Bernardino police.

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DailyBulletin: County officials to testify

Grand Jury investigating Colonies settlement
Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/12/2011 07:13:44 PM PDT

Current and former San Bernardino County officials are scheduled to testify before a criminal Grand Jury in the next two weeks regarding the county’s $102 million settlement with Rancho Cucamonga developer Colonies Partners.

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The Sun: Bribery case closer to trial

Motions, jury selection on agenda
Mike Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/12/2011 09:17:56 PM PDT

Details about an alleged bribe offered to the former chief of staff for San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales in 2008 are expected to come to light soon as the case heads to trial.

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Upland residents vote in August
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/12/2011 09:20:25 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council has adopted a resolution calling for a mail-in election with an Aug. 30 deadline to fill a council seat vacated by Mayor Ray Musser.

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DailyBulletin: Filippi affirms Upland residency

Filippi

 

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/12/2011 09:20:32 PM PDT

UPLAND – A complaint filed earlier this month with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office alleges Councilman Gino L. Filippi lives in unincorporated San Antonio Heights.

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DailyBulletin: Navy plans to expand base

Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writer
Created: 04/12/2011 09:20:26 PM PDT

TWENTYNINE PALMS – The U.S. Navy Department outlined plans on Monday to nearly double the size of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center here to be able to accommodate brigade-sized training at the desert base.

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The Sun: Water districts threaten suit against agency

Fish habitat raises supply concern
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/12/2011 04:38:13 PM PDT

The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District has joined 10 other water agencies and the city of Redlands in warning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it will sue if it doesn’t reverse its decision to expand critical habitat for a threatened fish along parts of the Santa Ana River.

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By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown faced growing pressure Tuesday to raise taxes without asking voters, which would require him to break his campaign pledge.

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At recently opened solar-panel factory, California Gov. Jerry Brown announces approval of a new law mandating that 33% of the state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2020. (Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press / April 12, 2011)

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2011

Reporting from Milpitas, Calif.—Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a requirement that California get 33% of its electricity from renewable sources, such as wind and solar energy, by the year 2020.

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LBPressTelegram (AP): Perez challenges GOP

Perez

 

BUDGET: Come up with your own plan to close deficit, top Democrat implores.
By Judy Lin, The Associated Press
Posted: 04/12/2011 05:43:33 PM PDT
Updated: 04/12/2011 06:46:10 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO – One of the state’s leading Democrats on Tuesday challenged Republican lawmakers to come up with their own budget plan that can get Democratic support or work with their counterparts across the aisle on a balanced approach that includes tax extensions.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Jerry Brown, reflecting on his advanced age and decades-old nickname, said on the 100th day of his third term that he is still the “moonbeam” governor he was before.

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Calbuzz: Deficit Politics: Harry S Truman Meets Ayn Rand

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

We have no clue what President Obama plans to propose in his big speech on federal finances today, but before he starts flapping his gums, we suggest that he re-read Harry S Truman’s famous 1952 speech to the convention of Americans for Democratic Action:

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
April 12, 2011

CalPERS has released a report that highlights its investments in California, which accounted for about $17 billion of the system’s $200.5 billion in assets last year.

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Whitman

 

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2011

Reporting from Dallas—Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said Tuesday that her party must change its approach on immigration if it wants to be successful in California.

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